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5 Reasons Why Hypnobirthing Works

Hypnobirthing is becoming more and more popular with parents to be, but why is this birth preparation class so effective?

black man and pregnant white woman sit on a grey sofa. The man is stroking the woman's baby bump and they  both look at it adoringly.
  1. knowledge:

During your Hypnobirthing course, you will learn exactly how birth works. What your body is doing at every stage of labour and how you and your baby work perfectly together through birth. This knowledge takes the unknown away from birth and helps to reduce fears surrounding birth.

2. The Fear, Tension, Pain cycle:

Hypnobirthing breaks the fear, tension, pain cycle that is responsible for so many people experiencing extremely painful births. To birth quickly and more comfortably, the muscles in the body (particularly the uterus) need to be relaxed. The more scared we are of birth, the more our body tenses up, the more pain we experience. The knowledge that you gain on a hypnobirthing course, as well as the relaxation techniques, and positive language and affirmations mean that you approach birth feeling calm and confident. This is important because the more relaxed you are, the more Oxytocin will be released, the easier birth will be.

3. Your birth partner plays an active role in birth:

How often have you watched a film portraying a woman giving birth and the birth partner (usually the dad) is useless and doesn't know how to help, or even worse, faints! During a good hypnobirthing course, the birth partner will learn how to effectively support the birthing person. They will be able to create an incredible birth space that promotes oxytocin, use relaxation techniques to help calm their partner and ease pain. The birth partner will support and encourage the birthing person so that they can just concentrate on giving birth. This support is invaluable while having a baby and can make the difference between a negative birth experience and a positive one.

4. Movement & Breath for birth:

Learning how to breathe effectively and move into the best positions for birth can reduce the length of labour, prevent tearing and prevent the need for medical interventions. And the best thing is that it is so simple and easy but has huge benefits to your birth.

5. Confidence & Control:

Hypnobirthing will give you the confidence in your ability to birth your baby. The confidence for your birth partner to support you. The confidence for you to ask questions about your care. The confidence to make important decisions about your birth. Hypnobirthing will give you the tools that you need to keep control of your birth one, of the most important factors in reducing birth trauma and creating a wonderfully empowered birth experience.

For more information on my Hypnobirthing courses here in Milton Keynes please email me

Written by Naomi Ponting.

Certified Pre and Postnatal Yoga Instructor

KG Hypnobirthing Accredited Teacher.

Tranquil Breaths - Hypnobirthing and Yoga Milton Keynes

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